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Poster: xtifr Date: Mar 27, 2010 5:47pm
Forum: etree Subject: Better: start using flac metadata (tags), people! :)

As for CDs: not everyone has an MP3 player in their car, or a portable one with speakers for taking to the park or the beach. Not everyone has their MP3 player hooked up to their stereo, with the good speakers, and even if they do, they may not want to fill it with lossless format music, which takes a _lot_ more space.

As for names: as Greenone said, it's not critical (as long as they sort properly), but if you put the date first, then shows by different bands will be intermingled, and if you have subdirectories for each band, why do you need the band name in the title? :) In any case, band, title, venue, etc., are all information that belong in the metadata (the tags). When I'm browsing my music, I usually use a music player, so I don't even know or care what the file name is. And all the Archive formats except the horribly obsolete SHN support metadata/tags. If you're browsing your files trying to find a particular song, I have to say that I think you're doing it wrong.

All that said, I don't feel strongly about the filenames one way or the other, but to avoid confusion (and to avoid irritating people who are stuck in their ways), I think it might be better to start with the existing format, and add the extra data you want after the main filename, but before the extension, like:

{band abbr}{date}{disk#}{track#}{optional}.{ext}

Where {optional} can include venue, set, song title, mic info, or whatever you want. That should already be allowed, and should work for everyone.

Personally, I'm more interested in persuading people to start tagging their files properly before upload. The Archive fills in tags for the derived formats, but when I grab lossless files, I almost always have to tag it myself.

This post was modified by xtifr on 2010-03-28 00:47:45

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Poster: Detective John Carter of Mars Date: Mar 28, 2010 5:27am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Better: start using flac metadata (tags), people! :)

@tag it myself

what do you recommend for an easy program to do that?

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Mar 28, 2010 5:59am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Better: start using flac metadata (tags), people! :)

http://download.cnet.com/TagScanner/3000-2141_4-10056506.html

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Poster: Detective John Carter of Mars Date: Mar 28, 2010 4:38pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Better: start using flac metadata (tags), people! :)

thx